1922-08-28 Johnny Dundee w pts 15 Pepper Martin, The Velodrome, Bronx, NYC, New York, USA - NY/NBA
1922-08-28 Johnny Dundee w pts 15 Pepper Martin, The Velodrome, Bronx, NYC, New York, USA - NY/NBA. Referee: Patsy Haley. Battered from pillar to post and hooked, jabbed and crossed continuously, Martin (130) bravely kept going although unable to find a way through the champion’s defences. Body blows certainly played their part to slow Martin down, and while unable to put his rival on the floor Dundee (124¾), inside the featherweight limit, fully deserved the unanimous decision that came his way.
Although not billed for the title, a return against Martin in Boston on 19 January 1923 carried a pre-fight report in the Boston Post, which quoted Martin as saying that he was sure to beat Dundee to become the champion at the final bell. While there was no doubting that Martin could get inside 130lbs the contest was almost certainly contracted above that weight, Dundee winning on points over ten rounds anyway.